Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

Paneer Fried Rice (1)
Paneer fried rice is a very versatile dish to make for parties or to pack for a lunch box.

Here are some of the things you can buy online for making this recipe
White Granite Pan with Lid PFOA Free
Single Piece Teak Wood Chopping Board
Carote Knife
Kikkoman All Purpose Soy Sauce
Basmati Rice

Here is the video of how to make Paneer Fried Rice Recipe


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Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

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Paneer fried rice is a very versatile dish to make for parties or to pack for a lunch box.

  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x



For Cooking Rice

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups water

For Frying Paneer

200 grams paneer, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

For The Fried Rice

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 sprigs spring onions, white part only
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cup sweet corn, boiled
1/4 cup green peas, boiled
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 sprigs spring onions, green part


Here is how to do Paneer Fried Rice

We need a packet of Paneer – ie 200 grams for making this recipe. Cut the paneer into bite sized cubes. Instead of paneer, tofu can also be used.
Add the cubed paneer to a bowl. Add in a little salt. Add in a teaspoon of pizza seasoning powder. Add some red chilli flakes. Mix well to combine. Instead of pizza seasoning, you can also use any seasoning of your choice and it works well. Mix everything well and let it marinate for 10 minutes.

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add in the marinated paneer. Roast the paneer for a few minutes till golden. Once the paneer is nicely brown and roasted, remove it from the pan and set aside to cool.

In the same pan, add a little more oil. Add in the finely minced garlic, finely minced ginger and the white root part of the spring onions. Saute for a few seconds.

Add in some finely chopped onions and carrots. Saute for a few minutes till the carrots are half cooked. Make sure to chop the carrots fine so they cook within minutes.

To the pan, add in some boiled sweet corn, boiled green peas, finely chopped yellow bell peppers and red bell peppers, soy sauce, little sugar to bring the flavours out, a little black pepper powder and some unsalted butter. The butter makes the fried rice glossy and delicious. Mix everything well.

Add the cooled rice to the pan. Add the cooked paneer at this stage. Add in some fresh chopped spring onions and mix everything well to combine.

Our delicious fried rice with paneer and vegetables is now ready. It is a perfect recipe for packing for your childrens lunch box and is healthy as its packed with veggies.


Here is how I cooked the Rice

Add the basmati rice to a bowl and wash it gently in water once or twice. Soak the basmati rice in water for about 15-20 minutes. Soaking helps in keeping the rice fluffy and the rice will stay as single grains without becoming sticky.

Add the drained rice to a pressure cooker. Add little salt and the water. I used 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice today. Cover the pressure cooker with its lid and add the whistle weight on. Cook for 2 whistles.

After the said whistles, switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to settle naturally. Open the cooker and gently fluff up the rice. Transfer the cooked rice onto a plate and set aside to cool. The rice for our fried rice is ready.


  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 20m

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